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Witnesses: émigré medallists in Britain

1 January - 14 April
British Museum, Gallery 69a, Great Russell Street
London, London WC1B 3DG United Kingdom
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British medallic art spanning six centuries

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Lucie Rie: Ceramics and Buttons

1 January - 3 November
York Art Gallery, Exhibition Square
York, Yorkshire Y01 7EW United Kingdom
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Free – £7.50

The ceramics and buttons produced by one of the most respected potters of the 20th Century are on show in a major new exhibition at the Centre of Ceramic Art

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Mann at War

1 January 2019 - 27 February 2020
Manx Museum, Manx Museum
Douglas, Isle of Man IM1 3LY United Kingdom

The role that the Isle of Man and its people have played in conflict from the 18th Century to present day

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Marianne Grant Holocaust Artworks

1 January 2019 - 1 January 2020
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street
Glasgow, Scotland G3 8AG United Kingdom
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Marianne Grant was a Jewish artist and Holocaust survivor from Prague who settled in Glasgow after the end of World War II. She uniquely recorded in drawings her experiences of imprisonment in the concentration camp-ghetto Theresienstadt, the Czech family camp in Auschwitz-Birkenau, German slave labour camps and Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp

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Submissions for Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize

2 January - 6 April
Piano Nobile Kings Place, 90 York Way
London, Kings Cross N1 9AG United Kingdom

Celebrating contemporary British and Irish self-portraiture

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Internment – Living with the Wire

2 January - 31 December
Manx Museum, Manx Museum
Douglas, Isle of Man IM1 3LY United Kingdom
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Discover more about ‘life behind the wire’ and the different ways that interned artists recorded the world around them

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Refuge: The Art of Belonging

15 February - 29 June
Abbot Hall Art Gallery Kendal, Cumbria LA9 5AL United Kingdom + Google Map
Free – £7.70

This exhibition tells the story of artists who entered Britain between 1933 and 1945 as a result of Nazi occupation

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The Mad Silkman: Zika & Lida Ascher: Textiles and Fashion

15 February - 15 September
The Museum of Decorative Arts, 17. listopadu Street No.2
110 00 Prague 1, Czech Republic
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The story of Zika and Lída Ascher who left Czechoslovakia before the outbreak of WW2 and built a textile empire in the United Kingdom which supplied fabrics to the international fashion industry from the 40‘s.

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Anya Lewin: More than Stories: A Film Trilogy

16 February - 4 May
John Hansard Gallery, 142-144 Above Bar Street
Southampton, SO14 7DU United Kingdom
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More than Stories is an exhibition comprising a trilogy of films inspired by Anya Lewin’s family photographs and stories, and their interconnections with history and public archives. Each film has at its heart the haunted memories of Jewish life embedded in a particular story passed down to Lewin by her father.

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Lifelines – an exhibition of drawings and paintings by Milein Cosman

24 February - 11 April
Clare Hall, Herschel Road
Cambridge, Cambridge CB3 9AL
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This exhibition presents some of Milein Cosman's renowned images of musicians, writers and artists, including her husband, Hans Keller.

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Albert Reuss in Mousehole

26 February - 25 April
Penlee House Gallery & Museum, Morrab Road
Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4HE United Kingdom
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Interior II (Stones and Wood), oil on canvas, 1971, by Albert Reuss Penlee House Museum and Gallery, Penzance, Cornwall The Artist as Refugee This exhibition commemorates Albert Reuss (1889-1975) who was a Jewish émigré artist. Born in Vienna, he fled to England in 1938 to escape Nazi persecution, losing family, possessions and his reputation as an artist. In 1948, he…

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Jewish History Month 2019

26 February - 31 March

The theme of this year's Jewish History Month is Big Screen Little Screen, Jews in British Cinema and Television.

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George Adams – Bauhausler in Britain

2 March - 27 October
The Isokon Gallery, Lawn Road
London, NW3 2XD United Kingdom

Featuring the work of George Adams (1904-1983).

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Poetry Book Display

3 March - 31 March
The National Poetry Library, Level 5, Royal Festival Hall Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road
London, SE1 8XX United Kingdom
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A display of books by eleven poets from the National Poetry Library collection of refugee poets, or descendents of refugees, who came to Britain from Nazi Europe

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René Halkett – from Bauhaus to Cornwall

4 March - 11 May
Falmouth Art Gallery, Municipal Buildings, The Moor
Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 2RT United Kingdom
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On the 100th anniversary of the formation of the Bauhaus, this exhibition showcases the work of one of its students, René Halkett (1900-1983), who studied under the renowned artists Klee and Kandinsky.

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Isokon and the Bauhaus in Britain: Exhibition

7 March - 30 March
The Aram Gallery, 110 Drury Lane, Covent Garden
London, WC2B 5SG United Kingdom
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During the mid-1930s and 1940s the Isokon flats and bar became a hub for creatives, including Bauhaus professors Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer and László Moholy-Nagy. The three produced furniture, architecture and graphic art for Jack Pritchard’s Isokon design company.

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The art market under the Occupation 1940-1944

20 March - 3 November
Mémorial de la Shoah, 17, rue Geoffroy l’Asnier
Paris, 75004 France
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In the summer of 1941, the French government began confiscating businesses, real estate, financial assets and art works from Jews across the country. Victims of both Nazi and Vichy laws, French Jews were stripped of their property and excluded from every sphere of political, social and economic life – a prelude to their physical elimination. Meanwhile, during the Occupation of 1940-1944, France’s art market thrived.

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6:00 pm

Talk: ‘Albert Reuss in Mousehole, The Artist As Refugee’

21 March 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Royal Cornwall Museum, River Street
Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ United Kingdom
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£4 – £7

Albert Reuss (1889-1975) was a Jewish émigré artist. Born in Vienna, he fled to England in 1938 to escape Nazi persecution, losing family, possessions and his reputation as an artist. In 1948, he moved to Mousehole, Cornwall, where he continued to work as an artist, but his style changed dramatically, reflecting the trauma he had suffered.

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6:30 pm

“Child Migrants Welcome?”

21 March 6:30 pm
Migration Museum at The Workshop, 26 Lambeth High Street
London, SE1 7AG United Kingdom
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£5 – £8.97

Come to the screening of a series of short films about the welcome and non-welcome experienced by young people who have migrated to the UK – from Syrian children on the Isle of Bute in Scotland, to Iraqi Kurdish youth in Norwich, to Eritreans in Harrow and Polish children in Sidmouth.

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